Ogie Alcasid revealed that he and Regine Velasquez saved as much as 5 million pesos on their wedding day Dec. 22 at a posh resort in Batangas due to the TV practice of exchange deals.
The savings represented expenditures in venue, food, flowers, and other trimmings that make for a grand wedding such as theirs. The Alcasids were wed at Punta Fuego, possibly one of the best resort hotels in Nasugbu. Suppliers were properly showcased and credited on the GMA TV special that aired a few days after the celebrity wedding.
Not only did Ogie and Regine save on cost of wedding expenses. They were also able to raise as much as one million pesos in cash, which they intend to use as seed money in helping build a Gawad Kalinga village.
In a conversation Jan. 4 at a Quezon City restaurant, Ogie said he and his wife are now thinking of using the money to build a music center within an existing GK village for use of musically talented youths in the community. Building a music center is the advice of GK elders led by Tony Meloto to the couple.
Ogie and Regine raised over a million pesos when they asked guests to give them cash instead of material gifts. They sure are starting their marriage on right footing by being people for others.
While savings were noted and funds were raised, Ogie did not hide the fact that the newly weds spent a fortune on their much publicized wedding, his second and her first.
“This is why I’m working so hard again, nalagas ako doon,” he smiled.
Ogie is topbilling, in tandem, with Pops Fernandez, a pre-Valentine concert, “I Valentine You,” on Feb. 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas Center.
Presented by Royale Artists Management headed by Ms. Annabelle Rama, the show also guests Regine Velasquez, together with Bea Tantoco, Solenn Heussaff and a bunch of sexy stars – Ehra Madrigal, Bubbles Paraiso, Carla Humphries, Arci Muñoz and Michelle Madrigal – known collectively as iCandy.
Posted by Nestor Cuartero
Source : http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/297074/ogieregine-wedding-raises-a-million-gawad-kalinga
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